I could not be any happier and grateful after the
week that we just had! I'll start with the sad note that was sad, but
is now SUPER happy. The Rangel family who were preparing for baptism
this last Sunday fell off date because Veronica and Oliver (the parents
of the family) aren't married. However, they are going to see if this
coming week they can make the decision and we will help them get
married. Their kids, Jessica and Christian, are still going to get
baptized. Oliver and Veronica want them to have the Holy Ghost as soon
as possible. This is a huge miracle because when we talked about
baptism with them they were only talking about years before they would decide.
Fortunately the Spirit helped my companions to know that they needed to
know about the Holy Ghost. The Spirit was so strong in the room and
they commented on how different they felt describing it as something
they had never felt. Jessica and Oliver are so excited for their
baptisms this coming weekend!
Sunday morning we had a couple of new investigators that we were
sure were going to come to church. Unfortunately, not one of them
did.....however, the Lord had other things planned. We were helping
someone baptized over four weeks ago to get confirmed finally when we
were surprised to see that she had brought her father to get to know the
church. I sat next to him in Gospel Principles and did the best I
could to gain his confidence. After the class I asked if we could go by
and share a message with him to which he seemed to reluctantly accept.
However, when we showed up to the appointment we quickly were able to
have a connection of trust with him. He had wanted to be baptized like
Chirst for years and was so excited that we invited him to be baptized
this coming Sunday! We are going to be passing by everyday to help him
prepare. He also loved the church and enjoyed the Spirit he felt both
there and in our lesson. What a blessing and miracle!
Elder McMullin and I went to Zocalo, the center of the city, and I
took him sight seeing! It was tons of fun to see how he reacted to all
the people that are just jammed into the metro and that line the streets
and markets. We went to different parts of the center and took many
pictures. I bought a new memory card so that I had one without a
virus. I can now without any problems take about 600 photos of
everything I can before the mission comes to an end. I took advantage
and also sent home a picture of Elder McMullin and me in front of the
huge flag in the center of the City.
I love you all and feel so assured that this week will be AWESOME!!! I hope you are all enjoying the summer!